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Ethiopia: Police searching for five gov’t officials over alleged corruption

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Habiba Omar, one of the suspects (Photo : public domain)


Addis Ababa Police on Sunday said it is searching for five city government officials who are said to be suspects in connection with corruption. 

The alleged officials are said to have been involved in land administration and/or land management corruption scandals. 

The government claims that the individuals for whom a search warrant is issued exploited their administrative authority by way of preparing fraudulent documents to allow government land to be misappropriated. 

Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) listed the five suspects as follows : 

1) Habiba Omar  ( head of Lemi Kura sub-city land administration office head)

2) Tesfaye Girma ( Lemi Kura Sub-city land administration officer)

3) Bekalu Tsedeke – (Lemi Kura sub-city land administration officer) 

4) Chimdessa Fullea ( Lemi Kura sub-city land administration officer)

5) Leul Terefe ( Lemi Kura Sub city Woreda 4 administration executive) 

Police asking for anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of the above-mentioned individuals to report them via the phone numbers 991, 0111110111 or 0111568311. 

It appears that the suspects are no longer in their residences as police would have made the arrest. 

The news about the five suspects came a week after Addis Ababa Policy announced that it had arrested 12 individuals from Lemi Kura sub-city administration. A total of 37 suspects were announced at the time. 

All of the arrests from Lemi Kura were related to the land administration office. 

In his latest appearance at the Ethiopian Parliament, Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed admitted, again, that his government is struggling with corruption. He used the word “thieves.” 

A week or so after his appearance, he released a long statement announcing that he has formed a five members committee of the anti-corruption committee

Addis Ababa City is one of the most corrupt entities in the country. In most cases, the corruption has something to do with land and housing issues including the distribution of condo units. 


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  1. Who knows some of these individuals could be heading to the neighboring countries, ‘liberation front’ rabbit holes and to Minnesota, DC, LA, Oslo, Down Under and other destinations. It seems they were prepared for it. That is why they managed to elude the dragnet before police showed. I will not be surprised if we hear them talking about the search warrant as politically motivated. But overall this is encouraging news that the government is doing at least something about this stubborn pandemic called corruption that has been bleeding that country of its billions for decades now. That country is now in need of billions to fix up all the infrastructures that have been damaged and destroyed by the stupid conflict started by stupid individuals. Millions of its citizens need to be fed, clothed and rehabilitated. Malfeasance and pilfering the nation’s coffers in this time of hardship is nothing but treason. The scope of such badly needed effort by the administration should go far and wide. Kudos law enforcement folks!!!

  2. Just pity the banana republic run by the Oromumma Chief wanna be premier, Pastor Ayalkebet, aka Abiy Kibew. Imagine, this buffoon displayed the arrest of General Kinfe, from Metec, claiming his “new government” would fight corruption, and in 4 years installs one of the most corrupt, murderous thugs and thieves all lining behind the curtain of PP and hiding their oromumma-olf t-shirts with their fake Ethiopian capes.

    Pity the fool, Abiy Kibew, is this guy even normal????????

  3. Dear hommies!

    I want to take you across the oceans and deserts so we can talk fun for a change. The World Cup is heating up now. Three of the African teams have a good chance of going into the next stage. Morocco, Senegal and Ghana are still breathing life. This Cup is already a load of shocks. Germany is hanging on a thread. I hope and pray Good Ole USA will beat Iran tomorrow. Let’s root for USA, Morocco, Ghana and Senegal. Team to watch from African Teams looks to be Morocco followed by Senegal and Ghana in that order. If these 4 teams don’t make it to the final I will be for teams from small countries like Croatia, Uruguay and Holland. Btw, you don’t need cable to watch many of the games since Fox and one Spanish channel have been broadcasting the matches on off the air transmissions. My other prayer and hope is one of these days our gem, that sweat heart of ours Ethiopia will be one of the final 32 teams vying for the cup during whatever is left from my time on this good earth and there isn’t much left on the hopper for me. Insha’Allah!!!

    Take a break and enjoy the games!!!

  4. I’m not sure if you have watched it but Good Ole USA has won its match with Iran and is off to the next round. But did you see how players on both sides were so civil with the highest quality of sportsmanship? They were seen hugging and handshaking after the final whistle. That leaves no dry eyes to the beholders. That is how all young people behave when you take politics out of it. So now, The Netherlands, take notice. USA national soccer team is not a pushover, goal basket anymore. It is coming barreling at you!!! My Senegal has also won. Ghana and Morocco, let’s go! What a goal by Christian Pulisic, a grandson of immigrants just like every one of us, I may add!!! I’m good! I’m good for a week now!!!


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